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by tofro
Sun May 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQ/E sources - mirror git repository
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: SMSQ/E sources - mirror git repository

Obviously, holding the sources in now 3 (!) different places (it is absolutely not clear to me why it needs to be on GitHub twice, btw) holds the danger of splitting SMSQ/E development into various branches, especially when people don't know where the master is stored. I don't even dare to think wha...
by tofro
Sun May 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QPC2 in your pocket!
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: QPC2 in your pocket!

Sponsored by your local oculist ;)

Tobias
by tofro
Fri May 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Random obscure survey...
Replies: 26
Views: 778

Re: Random obscure survey...

I'm with Derek. I try to stay away from floppies as far as possible. I'll only use them as last resort when I can't get files transferred otherways. My GC QL has made a quantum leap in usability (sic) with QLSD and Wolfgang's new drivers.

Tobias
by tofro
Thu May 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Video issue - Red color missing
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: QL Video issue - Red color missing

Your picture quality is incredibly good considering you are using the modulator.

Tobias
by tofro
Wed May 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What is APL rom cartridge ?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: What is APL rom cartridge ?

Nice find, and nice achievement, Rich! (Although most of the language is more than Greek to me, I think APL is the only programming language that is as hard to read as it is to write). I once worked in a Uni institute for fluid dynamics, where most of the numerical problems were solved (? - not real...
by tofro
Wed May 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11254

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

And coming back to the original question - which was about creating QLWA file systems on an SD card - it shouldn't be necessary to install an emulator - free or otherwise to achieve that. It isn't. You were given some hints above you can do everything from Q68 directly, without having to refer to a...
by tofro
Tue May 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead QL
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Dead QL

martyn_hill wrote:my experience, building up a small collection of some of the more common ICs used in the QL to use in a 'repair by replacement' approach saves a lot of time.


Right. It also seems to be a fundamental law of something that a chip you have a replacement for is never going to die again ;)

Tobias
by tofro
Mon May 14, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11254

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

I actually tend to buy a bulk of like 10 16GB (µ)SDHC cards once a year. Don't see the point of selecting those things by target device. I have so many devices that use these cards that I decided on 16Gig minimum capacity. Also, there isn't really much money to be saved on smaller cards (sometimes t...
by tofro
Mon May 14, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11254

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

What you need as a base for a QXL file system is just a plain file of a certain size. No other requirements (everything else will be handled by formatting the drive from SMSQ/E). From Linux, you'd simply issue a command like dd if=/dev/null of=QXL.WIN count=10M From Windows CMD prompt, you can use t...
by tofro
Sat May 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Auto running SBASIC jobs
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Auto running SBASIC jobs

Martin,

yes, I guess it's line 70. Even if it isn't explicitly mentioned in the manual, INKEY$ without a channel defaults to #0, so SBASIC seems urged to open that window.

SImply change line 70 to read

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70 var87C4$ = INKEY$(#1,-1 ) : IF (CODE(var87C4$) = 27) THEN QUIT : END IF


Tobias

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